Posted tagged ‘career’

Chicken Noodle Soup for the 20-Something’s Soul

November 11, 2008

 

Congratulations! You’ve spent your hard earned money on the chance for a quality education and your precious time on studying into the wee hours of the morning. At times it was difficult and you weren’t sure if you had it in you, but you stuck with it. It’s taken blood, sweat, and tears, but you’ll forever have the degree to prove it. You are a college graduate.

 

Now what? 

 

Welcome to the real world. That’s what Nicholas Aretakis, author of the gold medal winner in the Career category, would say. But fear not, for he also comes bearing good news.  In his book, No More Ramen: The 20-Something’s Real World Survival Guide, he offers advice on how to face head on all those challenges recent graduates face after leaving college. By conducting more than 200 interviews with graduates across the nation, Aretakis is able to effectively identify and address the questions facing those countless faces ready to make the transition from university life to a professional career.  Besides commenting on basic aspects such as finding a job and financial aspects, this road map to the real world can help today’s youth learn to balance a career with their personal lives to find happiness and success. 

 

Whether you like it or not, the choices you make today will set you up for your future…whatever path you take, you’ll learn things, you’ll grow, and you’ll become a different person.” 

Click here to visit the author’s website.

 

Full-Time Woman, Part-Time Career

August 22, 2008

As we recieve more and more axiom entrants, we have discovered that these authors are as diverse as the books they submit. Take for example the bronze medal winner of the Self-Employment/Home-Based Business category, Karen Stede Terry:

Karen Steede Terry is an Axiom award-winning author, successful entrepreneur, career management expert, dedicated volunteer and devoted mom. Her second book Full-Time Woman, Part-Time Career: Launching a Flexible Business That Fits Your Life, Feeds Your Family and Fuels Your Brain is the definitive companion for women who want to earn an independent living while enjoying everything family life has to offer. As an expert coach, Karen advises women on how they can use their existing professional skills to go out on their own and build a flexible business.

After getting married and moving to a new city without having a job, Karen chose to strike out on her own rather than jump back into the job market. She was the first woman to obtain training certifications from
TrimbleR Navigation, LTD. and ESRIR, Inc., the two market leaders in the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) markets, respectively. She was also the exclusive GIS/GPS
trainer for the State of Texas for five years.

After teaching her classes, Karen was approached by students and colleagues for advice on her flexible business model. Most were young women looking to combine a successful professional career with
motherhood. She discovered a lack of resources for women who desired to be at home with their families and pursue their professional interests. Karen embraced her teaching instincts and set out to provide guidance and coaching for women looking to start home businesses. Her efforts culminated in her second book, titled Full-Time Woman, Part-Time Career.

Visit the author’s website.